Work Samples

  • Bissell Vacuums

  • Propane Creative Work

  • Nerf

Work History

Drew Johnson c :: 217.821.0324 e :: drewskij@hotmail.com Experience :: Bissell :: Grand Rapids Michigan category design lead (vacuum) accountable for all consumer design creative work and deliverables to support their assigned category creating a point of difference for BISSELL vs. competition. may 2012 _ present Hasbro :: Pawtucket, Rhode Island industrial designer for sports action group (Nerf, Super Soaker, Lazer Tag) lead designer for all of Super Soaker, Nerf Sports, 2011 Dart Tag and beyond, and some N-Strike items. november 2007_ may 2012 Propane Design Firm :: Atlanta, Georgia junior industrial designer concept sketching, graphic design, alias modeling, branding, and rendering july 2007 _ october 2007 TARDEC :: Warren, Michigan industrial designer worked on future concepts for the military HMMWV project concept development, research, and model making january 2007 _ july 2007 Transdermal Cap Inc :: Cleveland, Ohio industrial designer and graphic designer concept development, graphic design, and process imput may 2007_ july 2007 Hasbro :: Pawtucket, Rhode Island industrial design intern concept development, product refinement, and model making may 2006 _ september 2006 Plastic Safety Systems :: Cleveland, Ohio industrial design internship through CIA Future Center concept development and model making january 2006 _ may 2006 Diebold :: North Canton, Ohio industrial design intern concept development, research, and product refinement june 2005 _ august 2005 Converse :: North Andover, Massachusetts industrial design intern concept development may 2005 _ june 2005 Mid America Design Works :: Effingham, Illinois painter painted and designed three chicago cows on parade schemes april 2001 _ september 2001 Skills :: Design :: brand resurrector, visual brand language creator, great at problem solving, concept development, brainstorming, research, quick sketching, marker rendering, graphic design, model making, and pushing the envelope as far as it will go Digital :: adobe photoshop, adobe illustrator, alias 13.0, microsoft power point, word, excel, and rhino, final cut pro, alias image studio, key shot Awards :: Outdoor Toy of the Year and Innovative Toy of the Year Nominee at the 13th Annual Toy of the Year Awards 2013 (Nerf FireVision) Outdoor Toy of the Year Nominee at the 12th Annual Toy of the Year Awards 2012 (Nerf Super Soaker Thunderstorm) Outdoor Toy of the Year at the 11th Annual Toy of the Year Awards 2011 (Nerf Super Soaker Shot Blast) International Housewares Student Design Competition :: 3rd place 2007 Hasbro Innovation Award 2010 and 2009 Coroflot All-Star 2007 Work Featured in Car Design News and Business Week Online 2006 Cleveland Institute of Art Honorary Scholarship 2006 Daimler Chrysler Scholarship for excellence in industrial design 2005 Greater Cleveland Auto Show Poster Design :: 2nd place 2005 Cleveland Institute of Art Portfolio Scholarship based on entrance portfolio 2002 _ present Mid America Design Competition Winner :: 1st through 3rd place 2001

Education

  • Cleveland Institute of Art

    • BFA Industrial Design
    • 2002 - 2007

    Education :: Cleveland Institute of Art :: Cleveland, Ohio graduated with a BFA in industrial design 2002 _ 2007 Southern Illinois University :: Carbondale, Illinois pre industrial design student 2001 _ 2002

Specialties

Affiliations

IDSA

Awards

2007 International Housewares Student Design Competition 3rd Place, 2011 and 2012 Toy of the Year Awards Winner for Outdoor Toy of the Year (11' Super Soaker Shot Blast, 12' Super Soaker Thunderstorm) Work Featured in :: Sports Illustrated for Kids Maxium cardesignnews.com, Innovation, Business Week Online, automotto.org, yankodesign.com, core77, thedesignblog.org, designcrave.com,

Share